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State asks for public’s help in protecting siren warning system

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The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, formerly state Civil Defense, is asking for the public to keep an eye out for vandals at outdoor siren warning system sites. 

A siren sounded at Kahe Point early Wednesday morning was due to vandalism. 

In a news release issued Tuesday, Administrator of Emergency Management Doug Mayne said, “Please call 911 if you suspect an unauthorized person of tampering with a siren.”

Technicians that work on the siren system are identifiable by their official vehicles, Mayne said.

Siren parts will be marked with orange paint in an effort to reduce additional acts of vandalism. 

Anyone who intentionally causes damage to a siren may be fined for the replacement cost and/or imprisoned up to one year. 

The outdoor siren warning system operates to alert residents and visitors statewide of approaching hazards. 

Anyone with information on individuals using siren parts for personal use is urged to call police. 

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